Page Redirects

If you move a page on your website to a different location - or move your entire website - a URL redirect enables the web page to be referenced from more than one URL, so people can find it even if they try accessing the old URL.

What is a Page Redirect?

Page redirects are also known as 301 redirects since the http status code returned for a redirected page is 301. A page redirect is used when an inbound link to a particular page references a page that has been permanently moved to a different location on the Web. If customers can't find your new address, they can't shop in your store. LemonStand makes it easy to implement page redirects.

For directions on adding page redirects, see our Tutorial.

Adding Page Redirects

Page redirects can be added from Administration > Page Redirects.

Here you can enter the search routes which will be redirected to new paths.

Redirect Format

Each redirect has 2 parts:

  1. The search route - the original location or path for the content
  2. The redirect path - the new location or path for the content

The search route must begin with a forward slash ("/"). The search route and redirect path must be separated by a double arrow ("=>") or else the redirect will be ignored.

Wild Cards

You can use one wildcard as a match all selector. For example,

/category/* => /shop/categories/*

will match a URL like "/category/12" and redirect to "/shop/categories/12"